Telecom Timeout:

September, 2009

September 30, 2009  11:14 PM

Former BT CTO joins Huawei: Telecom equipment competitors take note

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

High-level executive moves are sometimes interesting a couple of seconds. But every once in a while, there’s a REALLY? moment. So it was with the announcement that former BT CTO Matt Bross has become the global CTO of Huawei, the Chinese telecom equipment vendor. At...

September 25, 2009  12:46 PM

Dell buys its way into professional services – at what price expertise?

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

Professional services expertise continues to grow in importance for telecom service providers and vendors trying to increase their revenue streams and looking at “Everything as a Service” to get there....

September 14, 2009  6:59 PM

Broadband is for the birds…

Jessica Scarpati Jessica Scarpati Profile: Jessica Scarpati

...or at least it is in South Africa.

Aggravated by data transimission delays on the ADSL service from the country's biggest telecom carrier, an irritated IT staffer decided to pit ADSL speeds against an 11-month-old carrier pigeon named "Winston"

September 10, 2009  3:47 PM

New AT&T vendor strategy launches massive procurement process change

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

AT&T is changing the traditional procurement process for network equipment and software solutions with its new Domain Supplier program, and as a result, some chosen vendors will be...

September 9, 2009  8:24 PM

TV Caller ID in the age of personal choice

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

I was minding my own business watching television last week when suddenly the name of a friend of mine appeared on my TV screen in capital letters. She is not an actress. Then the phone rang and it was her. I was suddenly the victim of a digital age,

September 1, 2009  5:03 PM

Next-gen voice: The unkillable app

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

If you believed everything in print, you'd think no one is talking on the phone anymore. Not true. Take my friend from the South who believes he's rude unless the salutations and polite inquiries as to everyone's health go on for 20 minutes before he gets to the point of the call.


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